Wednesday 5 October – Friday 11 November 2022
5.00 pm (AEDT)


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Program Info

As a driver for opportunity and independence, education has the potential to advance society as a whole and is an important investment for our future. So, how can architecture create learning environments with equity, community and longevity at their core? In this edition of Old School / New School, we hear from leading practitioners, researchers and educators from Australia and abroad as they discuss and interrogate architecture’s role in the future of education.


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Session 1 CPD Questions – Thinking Ahead: Designing the Evolving Campus


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  • Thinking Ahead: Designing the Evolving Campus
    Architects can iteratively contribute to the built environment of a school or university and, increasingly, we are seeing design experts consult on planning frameworks that guide prospective developments on campus. These projects involve future-focused design approaches that seek to connect new buildings with the existing context and the values of the particular institution. In this session, we explore this relationship between design thinking and the evolution of the campus. Speakers will share policies and research that speculate on architectural agency and the future of educational precincts.
  • Presentations
    Carroll Go-Sam, University of Queensland (Brisbane, Qld)
    Simon Lyager Poulsen, ADEPT (Copenhagen, Denmark)
    Ali Bounds, BVN (Sydney, NSW)
  • Dissection
    An hour-long panel discussion with Carroll Go-Sam, Simon Lyager Poulsen and Ali Bounds.
    Moderator: Adam Davies, Hassell (Brisbane, Qld)
  • Session 1 CPD Questions – Thinking Ahead: Designing the Evolving Campus


Carroll Go-Sam

Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Queensland

Carroll Go-Sam is a senior lecturer and researcher at the School of Architecture, University of Queensland. She is a descendant of Dyirbal bama peoples of gumbilbara Country, from the upper Herbert and Tully bana (water) basins, North Queensland.

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Simon Lyager Poulsen

Partner, ADEPT

Simon Poulsen is a partner at architectural studio ADEPT, based in Copenhagen. As partner, Simon is one of the main forces behind the design and completion of some of the office’s most successful education buildings. After many years as project leader and lead designer, Simon took on the role as head of business development for ADEPT. In his role, Simon is committed to sustainable design – both in an environmental and social sense.

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Ali Bounds

Principal, BVN

Ali Bounds is an experienced architect and a principal of architectural practice BVN, a creative collective of more than 300 architects, designers, researchers and makers with studios in Australia, New York and London.

Specializing in education, Ali focuses on engagement with future users and how their needs inform where we live, learn, work and play. She is determined to not only meet client briefs and end-user expectations, but to exceed them through interrogation, collaboration and original thinking.

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Adam Davies

Principal, Hassell

Adam Davies is a principal at Hassell, where he works as a sector leader for education and science and leader of Hassell's cultural and engagement group. He is a specialist master planner and designer focused on the education, science and health sectors. He has been the project director on numerous campuses' briefing, feasibility, urban design and master plan commissions.

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